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Reply to "Best of BC Update"

I want to thank everyone who contributed their thoughts to my quest. In Victoria, I ran into Brian Storer, an Ontario emigre who is currently sommelier at Sooke Harbour House. He had a significant influence on the wines I finally decided to purchase. Those which made it home with me:

2009 Thornhaven Gewurztraminer
2008 Quail's Gate Stewart Family Reserve Piniot Noir
2007 Cedar Creek Platinum Meritage
2006 Fairview Cellars The Bear
2007 Venturi Schulze Brut Naturel
2006 Venturi Schulze Rosato di Collina
2007 Venturi Schulze Pinot Noir
2007 Venturi Schulze Brandenburg No.3

Wines that we drank:

2007 Venturi Schulze Brut Naturel
2008 Blue Mountain Pinot Gris - with scallop appetiser followed by seared tuna
2008 Fairview Cellars Cabernet Franc - with snacks & cheese

Two non-BC wines that I bought at a BC Liquor Stores Signature outlet in West Vancouver:

2007 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Cliff Lede Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon (didn't buy at Vintages but the price was $5 less in BC)